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Jerry Stackhouse happy to add NBA flavour to Raptors staff

Following his retirement, Jerry Stackhouse spent a few years coaching at the grassroots level—working with Adidas Nations, leading the USA Select team at Eurocamp, and coaching for the AAU program he’d started in Atlanta in 2011. Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri took notice and in July, Stackhouse signed on as an assistant coach in Toronto. (SportsNet.ca)

Tar Heels Open Basketball Practice

Basketball season is upon us as many college basketball programs opened basketball practice today. UNC was one of them, starting the day off with Roy Williams Fast Break Against Cancer breakfast. The annual event included an auction and raised $200,000 this year and has raised $2 million over its 11 year history. The Heels hit the court for the first official practice at 3:30 PM. (Tar Heel Blog)

Dean Smith's chair bought at UNC benefit by Kay Yow's former doctor, to be used for chemo patients

A chair from the office of former University of North Carolina men's basketball coach Dean Smith will be remodeled and used for chemotherapy patients. The chair was auctioned on Friday morning at Roy Williams' annual breakfast benefiting cancer charities and purchased for $15,000 by Dr. Mark Graham, a former UNC professor and director of the school's breast cancer program. Graham now runs a hematology and oncology clinic in the state. (ESPN.com)

Lucas: Successful Breakfast Tips Off Season

Roy Williams began his 11th annual Fast Break Against Cancer breakfast on Friday morning with a simple goal: he wanted to break the $2 million mark in cumulative fundraising for the event. Every year, Williams reminds attendees that they either have been touched or will be touched by cancer. The head coach knows that better than anyone. (GoHeels.com)

Photos: Fast Break Against Cancer

With plenty of Tar Heels in attendance, BYU Men’s Basketball Coach Dave Rose spoke about his battle with pancreatic cancer at the annual Fast Break Against Cancer held at the Dean E. Smith Center. While guests ate breakfast, Men’s Basketball Coach Roy Williams and Tar Heel announcer Jones Angell auctioned off some one-of-a-kind prizes. (Chapel Hill Magazine)

Charlotte Hornets’ Tyler Hansbrough might need to extend shooting range to extend career

NBA teams will sometimes stage elaborate sales pitches to recruit free agents. No such pitch was necessary when the Charlotte Hornets looked into signing power forward-center Tyler Hansbrough. Charlotte was where he wanted to play professionally“I always wanted to play in North Carolina. I’ve always been trying to get back here,” said Hansbrough, who starred for the Tar Heels 2005-2009. “It’s a place that is special to me. It is home.” (Charlotte Observer)

Sources: John Henson, Bucks agree to four-year, $45 million extension

The Milwaukee Bucks and forward John Henson have come to terms on a four-year contract extension valued in the $45 million range, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the long-anticipated deal is on course to be finalized later Friday. Henson is widely regarded as one of the league's underrated frontcourt defenders. (ESPN.com)

Wayne Ellington, Brooklyn Nets Practicing at Cameron Indoor Stadium

The Brooklyn Nets are spending the week at Duke University for training camp.Wayne Ellington went 5-1 during his three years playing for Duke's archrival North Carolina from 2006-09, including going a perfect 3-0 at Cameron Indoor Stadium, so he could say pretty much whatever he wanted. “I’m used to just coming into Cameron and beating up on these guys,” Ellington said, smiling. (New York Post)

Chapel Hill To Honor Dean Smith At Peace & Justice Plaza

The Town of Chapel Hill will recognize unique individuals who have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to furthering the causes of social justice at a Peace and Justice Celebration scheduled 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11. The names of two local leaders – former Chapel Hill Town Council member Bill Thorpe and legendary Tar Heel coach Dean Smith and – will be added to a granite marker that pays tribute to their contributions. (GoHeels.com)

Lucas: Mile Concludes Basketball Conditioning

The 2015-16 Tar Heels may have thought the week’s consistently rainy weather might excuse them from Thursday’s scheduled mile run. The Carolina mile is an annual end-of-conditioning tradition, and is normally a gateway to the start of practice. But as the players gathered on the track under overcast skies, Brad Frederick grinned when asked if there was ever any consideration of a weather cancellation. “Rain or shine,” he said. (GoHeels.com)

UNC's Oldest Living Basketball Alum to Lead "Walk For Health"

Bobby Gersten is 95 years old. A 1942 Carolina alum, he’s UNC’s oldest living former basketball and baseball player. He helped build Carolina’s basketball dynasty in the 1950s by recruiting players from New York to play for Frank McGuire. And today, closing in on 100, he’s still as active and energetic as ever. On Saturday, October 10, Bobby G. will lead UNC’s “Walk for Health.” (Chapelboro.com)

After Hornets’ summer of change, Marvin Williams still has big role

There is a lot new at the power forward position for the Charlotte Hornets this preseason in acquisitions Frank Kaminsky, Tyler Hansbrough and Spencer Hawes. But the so-called “old guy” -- if you can hang that label on 29-year-old Marvin Williams -- arrived for training camp in the best shape on the roster. (Charlotte Observer)

Error Jordan: Key figures still argue over who was responsible for Nike deal

The partnership between Nike and Michael Jordan has grown into the richest deal in sports marketing history — disputed history, it turns out, more than 30 years after their courtship. “It’s a lot of people who think they created the success of the Jordan Brand, which is kind of ironic in some ways,” Jordan told USA TODAY Sports. He’s the only one who sounded even slightly amused. (USA Today)

38-Year-Old Vince Carter Can Still Jump Out Of The Gym

Having the summer to train, believe it or not, does wonders for a player entering the 18th season of his career. Had Father Time finally come for Vince Carter? Or was he simply hobbled by complications gleaned from surgery? If his obvious optimism following Memphis’ Tuesday practice wasn’t enough evidence of the latter, this photo certainly will be. (Uproxx)

Refreshed and recharged, Ty Lawson taking aim at Steph Curry, NBA's elite

Before Ty Lawson texted James Harden with a plea – “Man, get me over there” – he had studied the NBA’s Most Valuable Player in the Western Conference Finals and come to a conclusion: Half the time, Steph Curry was coasting. “Steph Curry needed someone to go back at him,” Lawson told Yahoo Sports. (Yahoo! Sports)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 72
Wisconsin: 79
Thu, Mar 26 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Guilford
Fri, Nov 6, 7:30 ET

UNC vs. Temple
Fri, Nov 13, 7:00 ET CBSSN Tickets

UNC vs. Fairfield
Sun, Nov 15, 4:00 ET ESPNU Tickets

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